To bring new and exclusive video content to its Go90 mobile video streaming service, the biggest wireless carrier in the United States is planning to take an estimated 24.5 percent stake in AwesomenessTV, a video company owned by Dreamworks.
Since February of last year, at least five virtual multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) services have been introduced. Granted, some of these are still in their testing stages, but there are a number that are already made widely available for consumers. With an approach that sticks to the basics in delivering video content to customers, these MVPD services look to threaten pay TV services which rely on customer premises equipment (CPE), truck rolls, and credit checks. Let’s take a look at some of them:
Apparently so. As confirmed by Brian Roberts, the chief executive officer of Comcast, during a quarterly earnings conference just recently, one of the big names in cable television is indeed planning to launch a wireless service born of its agreement with Verizon Wireless back about four years ago.
While many businesses are still trying to figure out how best to take advantage of the release of the Apple Watch (especially in terms of how they can come up with an app that can exploit the Apple smartwatch’s capabilities), Hulu has found its answer, and it is quite interesting to say the least.
This year's E3 expo has turned out to be an exciting event for gamers around the world. The video game event has given fans of every console and video game company something exciting to look forward to in the upcoming year. Sony's E3 event was especially noteworthy this year. Not only did the entertainment juggernaut announce exciting new games and a remake of a beloved classic, but they also announced Playstation Vue.
As a general rule, people are never 100 percent happy with any service. Wireless, Internet, and TV service are no exception to this. But according to a very recent survey, it appears that consumers of these types of services scored the lowest satisfaction level in seven years.
Cable company Charter Communications announced on Tuesday that it plans to buy Time-Warner Cable along with Bright House Networks in a deal valued at $55 billion. If approved, the move would make Charter a larger and more competitive media company in America, bringing television, Internet, and phone service to one in six homes.
During an industry conference held in the city of Chicago, Roger Lynch, chief executive of Sling TV, made clear that his company will be omitting broadcast content from its basic package offerings. Instead, Lynch further explained that customers can expect Sling TV to launch broadcast networks in a tier, which essentially refers to collections of channels that customers can add to their basic service (which costs $20 each month) for an additional fee.
Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), spoke during this year's Internet and Television Expo (INTX) held in the city of Chicago, and strongly encouraged players in the cable industry to not interfere with broadband competition.